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Old 22nd January 2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default What kind of handle for a Piso Halasan??

Hello,
I bought this Piso a few years ago, but it was missing the handle.
I would like put a new handle but I do not know which style is the most suitable for this model.
I thought of a handle similar to piso gading (wood, bone, or bronze?) Because I like this shape very much.
Or a more common hilt of antler (Sambar), but often there is a bronze "selut" (I don't know the name) at the base and I don't know where to find it.

I'm aware that the blade of my Piso Halasan is of low quality and "rustic".
So I'm looking for a simple form that is compatible with the style of the scabbard.

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Old 22nd January 2017, 05:57 PM   #2
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Hello Athanase,

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I bought this Piso a few years ago, but it was missing the handle.
I would like put a new handle but I do not know which style is the most suitable for this model.
I thought of a handle similar to piso gading (wood, bone, or bronze?) Because I like this shape very much.
Or a more common hilt of antler (Sambar), but often there is a bronze "selut" (I don't know the name) at the base and I don't know where to find it.

A big gading hilt will not be easy to find and expensive - may also look a bit too much (the scabbard does look more like 20th century to me).

I believe that a suitable piece of stag (with the natural surface structure but polished) will look really nice. Quite a few of these don't have a selut-like piece at the base; if you prefer one, someone with contacts to runners may be able to obtain a replacement. Or just add something methuk-like made from some old brass (or a disk from an old button and short tube)...


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I'm aware that the blade of my Piso Halasan is of low quality and "rustic".
So I'm looking for a simple form that is compatible with the style of the scabbard.

Actually, the blade may be fine if you give it some more polish and etching.

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Old 22nd January 2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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Ok,

Thank you very much.
I don't know the age of this Piso Halasan, but it was sold as dating from the first half of the 20th century.
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